Archive for May 5th, 2015

Microwave Oven Baffled Astronomers for Decades

Astronomers at the Parkes Observatory in New South Wales, Australia, have been noticing strange signals coming through the radio telescope since 1998. These signals were designated as perytons, and were observed maybe tw...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/05/05/Microwave-Oven-Baffled-Astronomers-for-Decades/

Ruler Of Snake Mountain - Nobody Has To Know You Have The Power

Ruler Of Snake Mountain by Russ JerichoWalking around all day with a dark secret can make maintaining a normal life a bit of a challenge, but when you've got the heart of a ruler beating in your chest, and the six pack...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/05/05/Ruler-Of-Snake-Mountain-Nobody-Has-To-Know-You-Have-The-Power/

Puppies Re-Enact Star Wars

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4mmA0_Kpmg] (Video Link)The Pet Collective proves that everyone, regardless of species, can get into the thrilling story of Star Wars. It recreated scenes from the original tril...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/05/05/Puppies-Re-Enact-Star-Wars/

If Ben & Jerry Made Horror Movie-Inspired Flavors

Artist Frank Browning and John Squires of the blog Freddy in Space created this entertaining look at what horror movie-inspired Ben & Jerry's flavors might look like. It's really too bad these aren't the real deal. W...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/05/05/If-Ben-Jerry-Made-Horror-Movie-Inspired-Flavors/

Toilet Covered with Anime Characters

(Photo: @unkogakkai)If you want to experience true defecatory excellence, then go to Japan. That nation is known for producing the most technologically advanced toilets in the world. They’re serious business, which...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/05/05/Toilet-Covered-with-Anime-Characters/

An Honest Trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey

[https://youtu.be/iopcfR1vI5I]YouTube LinkScreen Junkies gives the Honest Trailer treatment to Fifty Shades of Grey in this video, their 100th episode. It's pretty much everything one would expe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/05/05/An-Honest-Trailer-for-Fifty-Shades-of-Grey/

The Magician Who Astounded the World by Conjuring Spirits and Talking with Mummies

A hundred years ago, before movies and TV became our default entertainment media, magic shows were a staple of the stage. Illusionists flourished, but none more so than Howard Thurston, whose over-the-top shows combined...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/05/05/The-Magician-Who-Astounded-the-World-by-Conjuring-Spirits-and-Talking-with-Mummies/

Playgrounds Around the World

Tokyo, Japan | Due to the high cost of land in Tokyo, this playground was built on the roof of a school. The children are allowed to play only with soft balls, in case one lands on pedestrians on the streets bel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/05/05/Playgrounds-Around-the-World/

The Imperial March on Hard Drives and Floppy Discs

[https://youtu.be/TPT8RLusIrw] (YouTube link)I started this video and immediately thought my phone was ringing because this is my current ringtone. Arganalth programmed two hard drives and six floppy disc drives to play...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/05/05/The-Imperial-March-on-Hard-Drives-and-Floppy-Discs/

How One Woman Quit Her Tech Job to Become a Professional Faerie

(Photos: Happily Ever Laughter)Jenny Harrison used to work with computers. But she found it unsatisfying. So she decided to become a faerie. Fortunately, Happily Ever Laughter, a company in the San Francisco Bay area, em...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/05/05/How-One-Woman-Quit-Her-Tech-Job-to-Become-a-Professional-Faerie/

Scientists: Sarcasm Requires More Brain Activity Than Sincerity

(I loooove Sarcasm! t-shirt on sale at the NeatoShop)In 2005, Drs. Simone Shamay-Tsoory and Judith Aharon-Peretz published an article in the journal Neuropsychology that examined how the brain processes sar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/05/05/Scientists-Sarcasm-Requires-More-Brain-Activity-Than-Sincerity/

Concerned Kitten

Remember Sam, the cat with eyebrows? Now we have a kitten with the same look. Gary is an 8-week-old kitten in Bolton, UK. He belongs to Andy and Caroline Entwistle, whose cat Luna had four kittens. They kept two, Gary an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/05/05/Concerned-Kitten/

SCORPION - No Mortal Shall Ever Claim A Kombat Victory Over Him

SCORPION by ALIENBIKER23Kombat is only truly mortal when it involves fatalities, and among those deadly fighters who brave the pits there's one man who makes a habit of slaughtering the competition. He goes by the terrif...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/05/05/SCORPION-No-Mortal-Shall-Ever-Claim-A-Kombat-Victory-Over-Him/

Rihanna's Met Gala Dress Meets the Internet

Kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk carai #MetGala #rihanna pic.twitter.com/v202RYZB6O— Gustavo (@tesaodevaca) May 5, 2015 Manhattan's Met Gala is an annual, star-studded fundraiser to benefit the Metropolitan Museum of Art's C...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/05/05/Rihannas-Met-Ball-Gala-Dress-Meets-the-Internet/

Guys Mime Through Time

The video Mime Through Time by SketchSHE stands at 24 million views! And why not? It’s a fun idea that brings us a lot of music, memories, and comedy. Chris, Michael, and Ali of the comedy group Goat Chatter decide...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/05/05/Guys-Mime-Through-Time/

The Strangest Libraries in the World

(Photo: BC Architects)Improbable Libraries is a new book by Alex Johnson that shows photos of the oddest and most inventive library designs in the world today. They include camel-mounted bookmobiles and bubble-l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/05/05/The-Strangest-Libraries-in-the-World/

Fun and Games With The World's Oldest Deck of Cards

The world’s oldest complete deck of playing cards comes to us from the 15th century. The Flemish Hunting Deck, now at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, has four suites (hunting horns, dog collars, hound tethers, and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/05/05/Fun-and-Games-With-The-Worlds-Oldest-Deck-of-Cards/

Urgent Cosmetic Product Recalls

When cosmetics are recalled, it's not a situation to be taken lightly. So have some serious laughs at Gemma Correll's latest. Because beauty doesn't always have to equal pain. This is one panel of Correll's "Urgent Cosme...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/05/05/Urgent-Cosmetic-Product-Recalls/

The Jelly Film

[https://vimeo.com/123415257] (vimeo link)This is a film by Jenny van Sommers using jellies made by Bompas & Parr.“Jellies all have distinct personalities and everybody relates to a different o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/05/05/The-Jelly-Film/

Aniko Koleshnikova's 3-Dimensional Book Covers

Aniko Koleshnikova is an artist from Latvia. She can create amazing sculptures using polymer clay, which she shapes and colors into vibrant and enchanting depictions of animals, both real and fantastic. Koleshnikova ofte...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/05/05/Aniko-Koleshnikovas-3-Dimensional-Book-Covers/

The 24/7 Lectures

The following is an article from The Annals of Improbable Research.Transcribed by David KesslerFour Nobel laureates enjoy their first taste of Soylent. Photo: David Holzman.As part of the Ig Nobel Prize...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/05/05/The-247-Lectures/

Watch Mark Hamill’s Original Screen Test for Star Wars

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=co3DBlZbySo](Video Link)Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford sit in the control room of the Millennium Falcon. Their destination, Alderaan, is nothing but radioactive debris. They&rsquo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/05/05/Watch-Mark-Hamills-Original-Screen-Test-for-Star-Wars/

The Biggest Health Food Misconceptions According to Nutritionists

Image: HannahdownesAccording to the Institute of Food Technologists, eight out of ten adults have made an effort to eat healthier within the last year. Yet trying to eat healthy can be a challenge...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/05/05/The-Biggest-Health-Food-Misconceptions-According-to-Nutritionists/

Tango Of Death - Mercenaries Make Terrible Dance Partners

Tango Of Death by JP PerezWhen you dance with Wade you never know what kind of deadly dance moves he's going to bust out with on the dance floor. Sometimes he's in the mood for a sloppy slam dance, other times he's doin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/05/05/Tango-Of-Death-Mercenaries-Make-Terrible-Dance-Partners/

A Brief History of PG-13

There’s no argument that the MPAA ratings system for movies has wandered far afield of what was intended when it was first introduced in 1968. At the time, most movies were rated G and the whole family went to see...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/05/05/A-Brief-History-of-PG-13/

University Creates "Puppy Room" for Stressed-Out Students

(Unrelated photo by James Brooks)For many college students around the world, it's time to take final exams for the end of semester or quarter. It can be an incredibly stressful time for students, so some schools offer sp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/05/05/University-Creates-Puppy-Room-for-Stressed-Out-Students/

How To Have The Perfect Royal Baby Party

Princess Kate just dropped a baby like it’s hot, so the time has come for all you fans of the Royals (the British monarchs, not the major league baseball team) to throw your very own royal baby party and get bizarr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/05/05/How-To-Have-The-Perfect-Royal-Baby-Party/
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